KARACHI: A court in Karachi on Monday sent Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Qamar Mansoor into Rangers custody on transit remand.
The senior MQM leader was arrested along with fellow Rabita Committee member Kaif-ul-Wara in a pre-dawn raid on the party's Nine Zero headquarters on Friday on charges of 'arranging and facilitating' hate speeches against the people of Karachi.
Kaif-ul-Wara was later released on the assurance that he would report to the Rangers after Eid. Presenting Mansoor in the court of the Judicial Magistrate Central today, Rangers officials requested for transit remand of the suspect. The court approved the request and remanded the MQM leader into Rangers custody.
Rangers officials said a case has been ledged against the MQM Rabita Committee member under anti-terrorism laws. They said the suspect would be presented before an anti-terrorism court after Eid holidays to obtain a 90-day remand.
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Earlier, MQM Chief Altaf Hussain demanded Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Home Minister Anwar Sial to issue orders allowing Qamar Mansoor to be admitted into a hospital immediately as, according to Altaf, he had been suffering from inhuman torture since his arrest on July 17.
Meanwhile, Altaf Hussain on Sunday announced to go on a hunger strike till death against the exploitation of Muahjirs.
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